For fresh fruit and street food.
Expect filling portions, and a warm welcome from the host family at this busy little place that's popular with travellers. The owners will even drop you off at the nearby train station if you're kicking on after you…
Good value Vietnamese and Western food, cheap beer, and plenty of local information of what to do and see around Ninh Binh. Also offers motorbike and car tours around the area.
The lanes north of Ð Luong Van Tuy, close to the stadium, have snail restaurants serving oc luoc xa (snails cooked with lemongrass and chilli). You'll find a few casual bars here too.